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Duke Graduate Student Etiquette Dinner

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

The Graduate School and the Duke Career Center will cosponsor the Duke Graduate Student Etiquette Dinner on Wednesday, September 3, at 5:30 p.m. at the Durham Marriott City Center. All students in The Graduate School should have received an e-mail with the registration link.

The Professional Dining Etiquette Program is designed to enhance students' competence and comfort in professional-social settings, such as formal meals and cocktail hours, where important professional relationships are formed and strengthened. Graduate students will learn rules for navigating a professional lunch or dinner, which is often part of the search process in both academic and professional interviewing contexts, as well as an integral part of professional careers. Students will also learn tips on how to select appropriate restaurants, timing of business discussions, addressing waitstaff, and other essential skills.

Guest Speaker: Mary Crane

Duke has engaged renowned expert and consultant Mary Crane for the past five years. She is a graduate of George Washington Law School and lobbied in Washington DC for nearly 10 years before pursuing her lifelong interest in food and wine. Crane enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America. Upon graduation, she worked at the White House as an assistant chef. During this time, Crane discovered the interplay of food, wine, and business. Her desire to share this knowledge yielded Mary Crane & Associates.


Durham Marriott City Center, 201 Foster Street

Event Category

  • Professional Development